Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

School of Law

Administration

B. Keith Faulkner, B.S., M.B.A., J.D.
Dean, School of Law
Professor of Law

Timothy M. Todd, B.S., M.S., J.D., C.P.A., ChFC®
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Associate Professor of Law

Yuri G. Mantilla, LL.B., M.A., LL.M., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Law
Director of Online Programs and Global Initiatives


Program Directors

A listing of program directors can be viewed at http://www.liberty.edu/programdirectors.


Faculty

All faculty are listed at the end of this catalog in the Faculty Roster. There are separate rosters for full-time and part-time faculty.The faculty roster, which can be sorted by department and faculty type, is available at http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?action=faculty&PID=19959&CatID=27 where faculty can be searched for by Department.


PURPOSE
Liberty University School of Law exists to equip future leaders in law with a superior legal education in fidelity to the Christian faith expressed through the Holy Scriptures.

  • Equip future leaders in law. Inspiring students and preparing them to excel and lead in their profession.
  • With a superior legal education. Constructing and implementing an education characterized by excellence.
  • In fidelity to the Christian faith. Adhering to the perspective that shaped the Western legal tradition.
  • Expressed through the Holy Scriptures. Pursuing truth in a context of free thought and expression informed by a standard.

Paralegal Studies Major (B.S.)

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Paralegal Studies program is to train students to support attorneys in legal practice with Christian character and a strong work ethic. The program exists to equip individuals for a career in the legal realm with a superior education in fidelity to the Christian faith expressed through the Holy Scriptures. Students should be inspired to excel in their profession while adhering to the perspective that shaped the Western legal tradition.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (B.S.)
The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in legal research and writing skills as required in the legal field.
  2. Integrate ideas from various sources and courses and communicate those ideas using computer skills and/or oral communication skills.
  3. Critically analyze and process legal issues based on foundational legal principles.
  4. Demonstrate broad-based knowledge of the U.S. Constitution, the federal and state court systems, and legal processes, both civil and criminal.
  5. Evaluate legal issues from a distinctively Christian worldview as well as understand and apply ethics as it relates to paralegal studies.
  6. Demonstrate proficiency in a specialized area of law.

Program of Study – Degree Completion Plan

Delivery Format: Online Only
Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies (B.S.)


Paralegal Studies Major (A.A.)

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in legal research and writing skills as required in the legal field.
  2. Integrate ideas from various sources and courses and communicate those ideas using computer skills and/or oral communication skills.
  3. Critically analyze and process legal issues based on foundational legal principles.
  4. Demonstrate broad-based knowledge of the U.S. Constitution, the federal and state court systems, and legal processes, both civil and criminal.
  5. Evaluate legal issues from a distinctively Christian worldview as well as understand and apply ethics as it relates to paralegal studies.

Program of Study – Degree Completion Plan

Delivery Format: Online Only
Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies (A.A.)


Undergraduate Certificate

An undergraduate certificate in Paralegal Studies is offered through Liberty University Online.

CERTIFICATE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Complete 18 total hours with a 2.00 GPA
  2. All courses must be completed through Liberty University
  3. No grade of “D” may be applied to the certificate
  4. Submission of Certificate Completion Application at beginning of final semester

CERTIFICATE COMPLETION PLANS
Certificate Completion Plans (CCP) can be accessed online at www.liberty.edu/dcps


Certificate in Paralegal Studies

Delivery Format: Online Only
Paralegal Studies



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